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For Him and For Her: Top Trends for Spring/Summer 2021
With lockdown easing and temperatures warming up, it’s time to ditch the loungewear and PJs and have a style overhaul. We bring you our very own fashion roadmap with the help of Canary Wharf’s retailers so you can look your very best
- Floral Prints
After more than a year of not dressing up, now is the time to pull out all of the stops for any hint of an occasion – be it at that first restaurant date night or an upcoming wedding. And this season florals are back, as seen in this Floral Blouse from Claudie Pierlot.
- Layered Jewellery
Why have one necklace when you can have two or three? Or just one ring or bracelet when you can stack a few? Whether it’s designed layered, or you wish to pick pieces yourself, express your style through your jewellery. We love this look from Monica Vinader.
- Big Sleeves
This trend transcends winter into the next season and adds drama into your wardrobe – from tops to dresses, and even coats – and also gives you extra space to help maintain social distancing. Bonus. The bigger and puffier sleeves the better, like this loose-fitting puff sleeve Mixed Material T-shirt from Maje.
- Stripes are Back
The past year has clearly had an influence on this classic trend. Instead of monochrome stripes, fashion retailers are injecting some colour with rainbow influences seen on the catwalk. This Stripy Short-Sleeved Sweater from Sandro Paris is perfect for those summer afternoons in the garden, and it’s sustainable too.
- Vibrant Prints
With foreign travel not on the cards until at least 17 May, bring a happy holiday vibe to your wardrobe instead. For a touch of escapism on UK soil, dress in bold tropical patterns or bright colours; it’s bound to make you feel good too. Transport yourself to warmer climes with this Tropical Print Camisole Dress from Zara.
Give your fashion choices somewhat of an edge with this trend; whether showing off glimpses of your waist or a detail at the hip or back – or even shoulder with this Fitted Gingham Top from Bimba Y Lola, it’s a subtle way to show glimpses of skin. Just watch out for tan lines.
Sure to boost any mood day or night, sequins have made a comeback this year and add a touch of sparkle to your look. And if you do decide to stay in joggers after all, this pair of Black Joggers with Sequin Embroidery with matching roll-neck sweat shirt from The Kooples will add a touch of sophistication.
- Smaller Bags
Gone are the days when bigger is better; go lightweight and carry just the essentials with this Camera Bag from Coach that comes in retro yellow, chalk lilac and vintage pink – the colours for this season.
- Casual Tailoring
Whether you’re back in the office or not, men’s fashion has had an overhaul with retailers opting for a more relaxed style as seen on the catwalk. These Slim-Fit Trousers in Virgin Wool by BOSS feature a drawstring waistband… what more could you want?
- Bomber Jackets
Did you know that before becoming a regular part of everyday streetwear fashion that bomber jackets were originally worn by pilots? And now they’re back on the catwalks. Keep protected from spring showers by wearing this Tech Bomber Jacket from Hackett that has been lined in a special mesh to create a breathable, heat regulating and water-resistant finish.
- Big Prints
With printed designs transcending both the men’s and women’s catwalks, stand out from the crowd in a bright and bold print, with this printed Cuban collar shirt from Reiss.
- Go Bold or Go Home
Brands are teaming up with artists to create individual statement pieces and this season, Orlebar Brown has collaborated with pop artist Peter Phillips to create a range that features three of his most recognisable artworks on its swim shorts. Take a look at these that showcase colourful iconography of cars and shapes featuring his iconic design.
Be inspired by the sea with this trend that can be dressed up or down. These Stretch Straight Fit Twill Shorts from Polo Ralph Lauren with yacht embroidery feature PRL and 67 to reference the founding year of Ralph Lauren, and look great on the beach.
- Slip-on Shoes
Step into spring as the espadrilles are back! It’s all about the go to summer shoe this season and with options that looks just as good with jeans and a sweater as they do with casual workwear. These slip-on split suede espadrilles are fresh interpretation of the traditional espadrilles by Massimo Dutti.
- Straight Fit Jeans
Another throwback to the ’90s is straight jeans. Levi’s is hot on the heels with this trend and has a range of styles to choose from, including its 551 Z’s that are made from a soft cotton-hemp blend, which are sustainable too.
- Pastel Colours
Nothing says spring quite like soft colours, and this year lighten your mood with a yellow, pink or mint shade that is sure to freshen up your wardrobe. This Soft Touch Polo from Ted Baker ticks all the right boxes.
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